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Independent Study: Advanced Research & Analysis


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$450.00 before July 15, 2024
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This course is an intense independent study designed specifically for each individual personal property appraiser who applies to the program.  The focus of the independent study will be research methodology, finding and choosing comparables, and writing a strong justified reasoning.  The student will work with the assigned instructor to design projects/assignments that will build skills in an area (e.g., research methodology) where he or she feels the need for improvement.  The student will then complete the project and receive significant instructor feedback.  It is anticipated that each project will require 2-4 submissions before completion.

*Please note that you must be accepted into this program prior to completing this registration form. Please do not proceed to payment unless you have received notification of acceptance. If you have not yet applied, but are interested in being a part of the independent study program, please click here to submit your application. 


Kirsten Smolensky

Kirsten Smolensky
ISA Member since October 2009

Kirsten Smolensky, ISA CAPP, JD is a generalist appraiser providing a full range of appraisal services in Middle Tennessee. Her team regularly writes reports for IRS taxable estates, damage claims, divorces, donations and insurance coverage.

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Meredith Meuwly

Meredith Meuwly

Meredith Meuwly is an ISA Core Course and Fine Art instructor, AQB-certified USPAP instructor, and an appraiser for Antiques Roadshow. Her appraisal firm Meredith Meuwly & Associates specializes in fine art, antiques, and collectibles.

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